Maidstone travel guide

Maidstone Tourism | Maidstone Guide

You're Going to Love Maidstone

With a population of 90.894, Maidstone is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Consider staying at least one whole day in Maidstone to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Maidstone

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Dirty Habit (The Pilgrims Way) and The Tickled Trout (Lower Road West Farleigh) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Madisons (28/32 Gabriels Hill) and Percival’s Rest (West St, Harrietsham) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Maidstone.

When to visit Maidstone

Maidstone in January
Estimated hotel price
£66
1 night at 3-star hotel
Maidstone in January
Estimated hotel price
£66
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Maidstone

Plane

Although Maidstone doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 50 km from Maidstone. The shortest domestic flight to Maidstone departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Maidstone, followed by Train. The train journey from Maidstone to Bristol takes 1h 34m and costs around £27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Brussels, expect to pay about £26 for a 2h 02m trip. Located 8 km from the city centre, Maidstone Hollingbourne is the busiest station in Maidstone. Another popular train station is Maidstone Wateringbury, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Maidstone is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 51 km from Maidstone. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Maidstone, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Maidstone takes 217 km and will cost you around £2. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 233 km. Maidstone’s bus station is located 7 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Maidstone doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 50 km from Maidstone. The shortest domestic flight to Maidstone departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Maidstone, followed by Train. The train journey from Maidstone to Bristol takes 1h 34m and costs around £27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Brussels, expect to pay about £26 for a 2h 02m trip. Located 8 km from the city centre, Maidstone Hollingbourne is the busiest station in Maidstone. Another popular train station is Maidstone Wateringbury, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Maidstone is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 51 km from Maidstone. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Maidstone, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Maidstone takes 217 km and will cost you around £2. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 233 km. Maidstone’s bus station is located 7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Maidstone

Airlines serving Maidstone

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,152 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,459 reviews)
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Where to stay in Maidstone

Average rates range from around £85 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £91 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Maidstone

Most booked hotels in Maidstone

The King and Queen
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£51+
Who'd A Thought It
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£80+
The Farm House
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£88+
Mallard Cottage Guest House
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£56+
Travelodge Maidstone Central
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£39+
Orida Maidstone
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£70+

Hiring a car in Maidstone

Hiring a car in Maidstone costs £38 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Maidstone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Maidstone is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki SX4 or similar) is, on average, 82% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Maidstone costs £38 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Maidstone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Maidstone is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki SX4 or similar) is, on average, 82% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.